Here are my Expression Maps for using GPO5 with Dorico. The package includes: documentation of what I’ve done, so that you can understand it and adapt it to your needs; a spreadsheet of what switches and CCs various instrument groups use, and which Brass instruments use which maps.
There’s also a general-purpose Garritan Ex map, which should work (to some degree) for other Garritan libraries, such as the bundled Finale instruments.
Let me know how you get on, and if there are any egregious problems.
I’ve got an old GPO 4 on my computer. It would like to try it with Dorico. Is there a big difference between GPO 4 and 5? Also I have JABB 3 and COMB 2. Does anyone have made expression maps for these already?
GPO5 is (as I understand it) a superset of GPO4. So some of the samples are the same. Certainly, the Ex maps here should work. You won’t need the GOS strings or one of the Brass maps.
I don’t know if anyone’s made specific Dorico maps for JABB and COMB - though I believe they come with some Cubase maps? If you read my document, the process should be the same. JABB has more key switches for things like breath control and vibrato.
I’m currently working on creating SFZ definition files for some of the samples that come with Logic, so I can play them in ARIA for use in Dorico.
But you can do what you like with them. They’re designed as the ‘starting point’.
I often find that particular pieces require a change to the maps, or needing to split the GPO Strings map into separate ones for each instrument, etc.
I dare say there are much better libraries, but these days, justifying hundreds of spondoolies just isn’t possible, and GPO is perfectly adequate for a ‘mock-up’. I also like that ARIA uses very few resources so is quick to load, and doesn’t comes with all the impedimenta that things like Kontakt come with. But I digress.
Thank you @benwiggy for taking the time and effort to create expression maps for Garritan Personal Orchestra. Some of us who are migrating to Dorico from Finale have considerable experience with GPO (or at least the subset that comes with Finale) and feel it is still quite capable even though more sophisticated (and expensive) virtual orchestras are now available.
thanks so much for this, as a finale switcher this is what I need! For the GOS strings like violin, how do we activate the different KS? I’ve tried the marcato text playing technique and it doesn’t do anything for example. As well as all the others like saultille etc…?